Killzone developer Guerrilla Games revealed its new IP at the PlayStation E3 press conference – Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is a PS4-exclusive open-world action RPG set in a distant future where human civilisation has been wiped out and machines roam the world.
Only a handful of human tribes remain, and among the oldest of these tribes is the game’s female protagonist, Aloy.
Zero Dawn will revolve around ‘unravelling mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artefacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.’
Here are some of the games key features revealed by Sony:
- A lush post-apocalyptic world: How have machines dominated this world, and what is their purpose? What happened to the civilisation here before? Scour every corner of a realm filled with ancient relics and mysterious buildings in order to uncover your past and unearth the many secrets of a forgotten land.
- Nature and machines collide: Zero Dawn juxtaposes two contrasting elements, taking a vibrant world rich with beautiful nature and filling it with awe-inspiring highly advanced technology. This marriage creates a dynamic combination for both exploration and gameplay.
- Defy overwhelming odds: The foundation of combat is built upon the speed and cunning of Aloy versus the raw strength and size of the machines. In order to overcome a much larger and technologically superior enemy, Aloy must use every ounce of her knowledge, intelligence, and agility to survive each encounter.
- Cutting-edge open world tech: Stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains, and atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilisation meld together in a landscape that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is scheduled for release exclusively on PS4 in 2016. Here’s the E3 gameplay demo.